$81.50
$1,500
Eliza Story Factory
Eliza
$81.50
$1,500
Story Factory
Eliza
Eliza

Eliza's page has now expired

973 days ago, Eliza created this page in support of Story Factory .

With the help of Pen to Paper Challenge 2016, Eliza gave everything:

  • Shared their page with everyone they could.

  • Received 2 donations from generous family and friends.

  • Raised $81.50.

My Story

In 2011 I saw a notice that some Sydneysiders wanted to start a factory for children to write stories. Intrigued by the idea, and mildly concerned about the potential of a clickbait kid sweatshop ring, I attended a meeting about it at a packed out pub in Eveleigh.

Fast forward three years later after that excited meeting of ideas, The Story Factory had been fully established, and I made time after finishing my uni degree to volunteer.

The experience there couldn't be further away from exploitation. The Sydney Story Factory aka the Martian Embassy is a hive of curiosity and creativity where young people participate in wild writing workshops on everything from poetry, to podcasting, all with hands on mentoring and guidance from passionate and patient volunteers.

I can’t put into words how incredible and important the work of the Factory is. There are many Indigenous students, and programs, as well as children who have English as their second language. My mother is a teacher, and one of her laments is she wishes she had more time to give individual feedback to students. The Factory is a place where this happens, where tests are not administered, and works are showcased and published.

Hit give now and please help me support Sydney Story Factory. Every dollar is sacred! To keep up my part I’ll be spending the month of September producing the first three episodes of a feminist podcast for 2ser that I hope to release in late 2016.

Team

Pen to Paper Challenge 2016

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This September writers of all varieties are committing to putting their pens to paper to keep the creativity pumping at the Sydney Story Factory. They're challenging themselves to sit down and WRITE and asking friends and family to sponsor them.
Want to sign up someone UNDER 16? Please click on "Continue Reading" to see important info.
We've already blitzed our original target! Amazing! So we're going higher, with a big bold stretch (gulp) to $30,000. Will you help us get there? $30,000 will guarantee no fewer than 600 places in one of SSF's signature book making or robot bird poetry workshops for marginalised children. Thanks for your support!
Are you registering a young writer under 16? Call the page your child's name. Then all other details, including date of birth, need to be your own to create a fundraising page on Everyday Hero (you have to be over 16 to be able to fundraise). If you have any problems at all email debbie@sydneystoryfactory.org.au. Thanks again!

Visit Team
Team

Pen to Paper Challenge 2016

Pentopaper logoset online01 2

This September writers of all varieties are committing to putting their pens to paper to keep the creativity pumping at the Sydney Story Factory. They're challenging themselves to sit down and WRITE and asking friends and family to sponsor them.
Want to sign up someone UNDER 16? Please click on "Continue Reading" to see important info.
We've already blitzed our original target! Amazing! So we're going higher, with a big bold stretch (gulp) to $30,000. Will you help us get there? $30,000 will guarantee no fewer than 600 places in one of SSF's signature book making or robot bird poetry workshops for marginalised children. Thanks for your support!
Are you registering a young writer under 16? Call the page your child's name. Then all other details, including date of birth, need to be your own to create a fundraising page on Everyday Hero (you have to be over 16 to be able to fundraise). If you have any problems at all email debbie@sydneystoryfactory.org.au. Thanks again!

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